Owns Horse(s)? Yes
What does being a Kerrits Ambassador mean to you? Being a Kerrits ambassador to me means being a role model. At my barn I'm the "big girl" that all of the younger students look up too. After each ride I strive to be the girl who pats their horse graciously, regardless of how my ride went that day; especially at shows, because it's so easy to get frustrated with our horses after a bad round. I find it very important to let my horse know just how good he was, regardless of a late transition, or a rail down. Horses have minds of their own and often it seems forgotten, riders come to expect a perfect test, or round every time, but in reality I believe horses have bad days just like people do, and I don't think that's something you should punish your horse over.
What are your passions as a rider and ambassador? My passions as a rider are to have the utmost respect for my horse, and other riders and their disciplines. As a Kerrits ambassador I also think it's very important to reach out to others in the show environment, and to never fall under the classifications of the "snotty girl" If someone in the trailer next to you is frantically searching for a stock tie and should be in the warm up ring, lend them yours! If someone can't locate their stoppers for their reins before cross country and you have an extra pair in your show kit, help them get those on their reins, and wish them a good ride. The show environment I have been raised in has helped form me into the passionate, and caring equestrian I am today.
What is your connection to Kerrits? My first connection to Kerrits was as a 6 year old kid, when I insisted on getting the riding pants that came with the real carrot seeds so I could grow some for my favorite lesson pony. Ever since then I've been hooked! Kerrits are my favorite brand of breeches to show in, I've found compared to other brands the white cleans up the brightest, and they last forever! I seem to get about 3 years of use out of my show pants, even when my horse decides to green slime them after a good ride, I just throw them in the washer and they come out looking brand new!